Adam Fawcett

Adam Fawcett (they/them) is a queer playwright and screenwriter who lives and works on Djaara country in the Central Highlands of regional Victoria. With a practice focused on exploring queerness and trauma through text, their debut play, Become The One, a romantic two-hander exploring the collision between sport, sexuality and identity, won the 2018 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award Showcase before premiering at Gasworks Arts Park in Melbourne for the 2019 Midsumma Festival. Become The One went on to tour nationally in 2022, visiting over 16 regional and metro venues from Stratford and Warrnambool to Parramatta and Canberra, and was recently filmed as a 21-episode TikTok series through Matthewswood Productions, with Adam attached as screenwriter. Adam’s follow up play, Every Lovely Terrible Thing, a six-hander domestic drama exploring the repercussions of childhood abuse on family cohesion, has been co-commissioned by Theatre Works and Lab Kelpie and will premiere in March 2024. Their third play, Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is a current finalist in the 2024 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award Showcase, while their work of prose fiction, Black Rainbow, is a finalist in The 2024 Pearl Prize. Their short play Sissy has received public readings at Seymour Centre in Sydney, Short & Loud at Arts Centre Melbourne and the Bradford Playhouse in Leeds, while another short play, Somewhere Only We Know, was recently performed in London.

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